Chelsea have come out and confirmed the deal which takes Patrick Van Aanholt to Sunderland this summer.
The Dutchman recently stated that his time was uo at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Felipe Luis, and he has joined the Black Cats on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Capped twice by his country at senior level so far, he was named in Louis van Gaal’s 30-man provisional squad ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Chelsea wished the Dutch star all the best on his move, writing on their official website: “Patrick van Aanholt has today joined Sunderland on a permanent transfer.
“We would like to thank Patrick for his service and wish him the best of luck for the future.”